Another word for puzzle
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These verbs mean to cause bafflement or confusion. Puzzle suggests difficulty in solving or interpreting something: “The poor creature puzzled me once . . . by a question merely natural and innocent” (Daniel Defoe). Perplex stresses uncertainty or anxiety, as over reaching an understanding or finding a solution: a dilemma that perplexed the committee. Mystify implies defying comprehension by obscuring facts: symbolism that mystifies me. Bewilder emphasizes extreme mental confusion: “The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered” (Logan Pearsall Smith). To confound is to confuse and astonish: God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise (I Corinthians 1:27).
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To cause to be unclear in mind or intent:addle, befuddle, bewilder, confound, confuse, discombobulate, dizzy, fuddle, jumble, mix up, muddle, mystify, perplex. (Informal) throw. Idiom: make one's head reel (or swim) (or whirl). See clear, feelings
Anything that arouses curiosity or perplexes because it is unexplained, inexplicable, or secret:conundrum, enigma, mystery, perplexity, puzzler, riddle. See show